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U.S. second-quarter GDP seen rebounding on consumer spending, housing

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth likely accelerated in the second quarter as a pick-up in consumer spending and housing offset the drag from trade and the energy sector, suggesting a steady momentum that could bring the Federal Reserve closer to hiking interest rates this year....(more) 



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Dreams Can Sometimes Change the World

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Almost a decade ago, around the time that Al Gore's movie was making greenhouse waves across the world, a strange memo landed on a politician's desk on the west coast of Canada. The memo was written by a proud government employee named Regan Hansen, whose mind...(more) 



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Court blocks release of NYPD chokehold death testimony

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The court did not wish to violate "the secrecy of the grand jury proceeding."          



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Taliban say they are 'not aware' of new round of peace talks

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban have issued a statement saying that they are "not aware" of a new round of peace talks that had been expected to take place in Pakistan on Friday. 



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Investigators scramble to analyse wreckage for MH370 link

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Saint-André (France) (AFP) - Aviation investigators headed to the French Indian Ocean island of Le Reunion on Thursday to determine whether a piece of plane wreckage that washed up on its shores is part of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The discovery fuelled hopes in Malaysia...(more) 



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Cincinnati Police Chief: 'Justice Was Served'

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A University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate has been indicted on murder charges and a prosecutor said Wednesday that the officer "purposely killed him." (July 30)          



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Officials study plane debris found off Madagascar for links to missing MH370

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By Tim Hepher and Swati Pandey PARIS/SYDNEY (Reuters) - French authorities are studying a large piece of plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean to determine whether it came from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished last year in one of the biggest...(more) 



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China's Baidu to repurchase $1 billion shares after investor selldown

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BEIJING (Reuters) - Baidu Inc, China's biggest search engine company, said on Thursday it will repurchase $1 billion of its shares, after the company's stock price was hammered by investors following weak earnings results on Monday. The repurchase program will take place over the next 12...(more) 



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Starbucks food: May contain deforestation palm oil

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Concerned about palm oil, but still grabbing your morning breakfast at Starbucks? You might want to skip that scone. According to environmental protection advocate Forest Heroes, the coffee giant, which recently created stricter sourcing policies for its coffee, tea, and cocoa, has yet to take...(more) 



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Harper hits two home runs as Nationals beat Marlins 7-2

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(The Sports Xchange) - Right fielder Bryce Harper hit a three-run, tiebreaking home run and added a second upper-deck blast, leading the Washington Nationals to a 7-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday at Marlins Park. Nationals center fielder Michael Taylor hit a solo homer...(more) 




US home rental prices climb again in June

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. home rental prices climbed much faster than incomes in June. But there are signs of slowing momentum around New York, Los Angeles and Washington.... 



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Suicide risk tied to women's social connectedness

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By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Being connected to friends, family and social groups may offer some protection against suicide, suggests a new U.S. study. "It’s an important problem," said Dr. Alexander Tsai, of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. "Suicide is one of the top...(more) 



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